Plans for the 27th annual Dowagiac Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show of the Chamber of Commerce are underway.

Chamber Treasurer & Event Chairman Kris Soenen, owner of Who Knew? Consignment, is heading up the event, assisted by Co-chairmen Joe Silvia and Schantel Myers of Chemical Bank, and Jim Kazlauskas, owner of Jim D’s Body Shop.  

More than 200 classic cars will drive in from all over southwestern Michigan and northern Indiana on Saturday, Aug. 19, vying for the Best of Show or Top 20 finish.  Visitors can talk shop with car owners, view beautifully-restored vehicles and partake in the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and cook-out by Dowagiac Masons, and browse the Tailgate Market.

The Trophy Ride begins at 2:30 pm.  Show gate for cars and registration opens at 7 a.m. 

Corporate trophy sponsors include: Barry’s Automotive, Creative Vinyl Signs, 

Dowsett Chiropractic Health Center, Flint’s Auto, John & Curt’s Brake & Alignment, Keene’s Auto Body, Myer’s Fork Lift, Peggy Hamilton, True’s Towing, Wolverine Mutual Insurance and Wood Fire Italian Trattoria.

Chemical Bank is underwriting the dash plaques, presented to all participants, with corporate sponsors of the event coffee mugs being: C. Wimberley Auto Group, Dowagiac Auto Service, Imperial Furniture, Mahar Insurance and True’s  Towing.

Corporate sponsors of the event crewneck shirts are: Ausra Equipment, Creative Vinyl Signs, Division Tire, Hale’s Hardware, Jim D’s Body Shop, Kemner Iott Benz, Lindy’s Restaurant, Mosier Well, Oil Can Alley, PDK Firearms Training, Ridge / Napa and The Timbers of Cass County.

For a full schedule of events, visit later this month.





To enter your vehicle in the show, contact the Chamber office at 782.8212.  Advance registration is $15.  Day of the show  registration is $20. 



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